For those of an energetic nature, the unique location of the Rose & Thistle Inn is ideal experiencing the exciting landscape of the Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills, and picturesque, small surrounding villages - on foot or by cycle. The area is a beacon for those who enjoy climbing, fell running, fishing, horse riding, sailing, bird watching and wildlife.
The Rose & Thistle Inn is a great base, or over-night stop, for the Pennine Cycleway, also known as the 'Spine of England' route, which runs from Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed through some of the most varied and spectacular scenery in the UK.
Serious walkers and fell runners will find some of the most challenging and beautiful routes in the country on our very doorstep - literally out of the door, onto the hills!
In May/June the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue organise the Alwinton Round, with a selection of routes to suitable for a families or the most experienced hiker.
The Cheviots Challenge takes place every year in August, a long distance challenging walk in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland. It is open to walkers and fell runners alike (depending on the level of pain required!) and is used to raise much needed funds for the Northumberland National Park Search and Rescue Team.
For the breadth of outdoor activities available it is hard to beat the local region!